Book By Book
The Value of Deuteronomy Part 3
September 9, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Our world has faced a difficult season that caused doubt, confusion, and anxiety in many churches. Many leaders wondered how on earth they’ll continue on in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. Yet, as Pastor Bill explains today, the body of Christ was faithful. Believers still longed for teaching and worship. And they understood the need to care for church leadership and continue to support the ministry happening. It was through this that God did miracle after miracle all over the place.
The Value of Deuteronomy Part 2
September 8, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
In the bible, there are obviously some obscure verses, which are difficult to understand. It’s tempting to skip over parts of scripture. But it’s important to understand all of scripture and, like New Testament writers, look deeper to see a greater application to the words God wrote. Today, Pastor Bill will help you see how important it is to care for those serving God’s people. Your pastors, teachers, and leaders pour heart and soul into their calling. Support them and appreciate them. They’re essential!
The Value of Deuteronomy Part 1
September 7, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Some believers and some churches dismiss or ignore parts of scripture as outdated or unimportant today. However, as Pastor Bill teaches today, God uses and blesses His word – even Deuteronomy. All of it is His inspired word. It doesn’t matter how you feel about it. It’s His truth and it’s vital for believers. God will use His word for correction and instruction on living life. And it can be used as a weapon against the enemy. It’s a precious treasure and one of your ways to stay connected with God!
True Hearts Together Part 3
September 6, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
The law God gave His people was good and perfect. It laid out God’s expectations and requirements for life and salvation. However, humanity could never, ever measure up. Even thoughts condemned you. Yet, as Pastor Bill teaches today, God sent Jesus who could live as God required. He became your salvation and allowed you access to God. You can, as a believer go boldly to God Almighty without fear, knowing Jesus has saved you, washed you, and brought you to Him.
True Hearts Together Part 2
September 3, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Every person, before faith in Jesus, has a hard, stubborn, sinful heart. They’re unable to live rightly or love as they should. Their hard heart rejects God’s words of truth and life. Until that is, the Holy Spirit leads you to a belief in Jesus. And once you have faith in Him, Pastor Bill teaches today, you are a new creation. God softens your heart. You can hear and understand God’s truth. And, now as a believer, you will want to live as God requires. You will want to love as God desires! And with His spirit in you, you’ll be able to as well.
True Hearts Together Part 1
September 2, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Israel, God’s people, had a sin problem. The law was given and promptly broken. The law was never meant to save, but instead to point out how far from perfect humanity really was. The Lord required perfect obedience, perfect love, and perfect service. So, as Pastor Bill teaches today, since man is unable to live perfectly, God sent His Son, Jesus to do what man could not do. We, today, have a sin problem. We can’t live as we should. But if you know God, you get His righteousness by faith and a new heart to begin to live better.
Winning the Battle by Speaking the Word of God Part 3
September 1, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
The devil came against Jesus to tempt Him and try to defeat Him. Yet, Jesus, though weakened by hunger, never gave in to the temptations. Instead, he spoke God’s word from Deuteronomy and defeated the devil. Today, Pastor Bill will encourage you to, like Jesus, speak the word to the enemy to defeat him. Jesus knew scripture, but knowing it wasn’t enough. He spoke it. He declared truth, and the devil couldn’t stand under that. By the power of the Holy Spirit, believe and declare God’s truth and Satan can’t defeat you.
Winning the Battle by Speaking the Word of God Part 2
August 31, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
The Devil is often portrayed as a comical being with horns and a pitchfork. Most people don’t give the devil much more thought than that. Yet, as Pastor Bill teaches today, you have an enemy, the Devil. He’s real. He’s deceitful. He’s evil. He wants you for his own. But, He is not God. And because of that, you have great hope. You can stay strong in God to defeat the enemy. Cling to and rely on the Holy Spirit in you and know God’s word to fight the lies of the enemy. You’ll be victorious against Him with God on your side.
Winning the Battle by Speaking the Word of God Part 1
August 30, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Anyone can see that there's evil in the world. And things seem to gradually be getting worse as time moves on. Believers can be tempted to panic, despair, and retreat from the world until the Lord returns. Today, Pastor Bill will encourage you to recognize the evil in the world and instead of fearing it, shine your light in its darkness. As a child of God, you are positioned to help the hurting world with God’s love and light. Fight back against evil with the word of God. The devil will not prevail in the end. God is triumphant!
God’s People Cursed? No. Deceived? Maybe Part 3
August 27, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
God’s people have always been under His care. He’s always been sovereign over them. And though they have been disobedient, they are still His people. And from the beginning of time, God disciplines His people, but He is in control of that too. As Pastor Bill teaches today, when God’s enemies try to curse His people, God says no. But that doesn’t mean you are safe and untouchable. The enemy knows that though He can’t curse you, he can tempt you and deceive you. Knowing this, you must cling to God tightly!
God’s People Cursed? No. Deceived? Maybe Part 2
August 26, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
When everyday circumstances get in your way or when things come up that ruin your grand plans, it’s pretty easy to get frustrated with God. You blame Him for withholding good things from you or causing your good plans to fail. However, as Pastor Bill teaches today, there may be other reasons God halts your plans and detours your life. He has other things for you. It can be hard to understand it, but you must trust God. When your eyes are open to the other things God has for you, you realize how God blessed you.
God’s People Cursed? No. Deceived? Maybe Part 1
August 25, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Sometimes people pray to God hoping and expecting a specific answer or set of instructions. Yet, when God answers differently than they were wishing, they go forward with their plan anyway. And as Pastor Bill teaches today, God will allow you to follow your plan and reap the consequences, all the while HIS purpose is still fulfilled. Balaam ignored God’s commands but God prevailed, prevented him from cursing God’s people. And God received glory in the end. He can’t be thwarted nor can His plan fail.
Light Bearers in a Dark World Part 3
August 24, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
After a great act of rebellion, God sent punishment on His people. And that, finally, caused them to see their sin and confess to Moses they’d sinned. And because of this, Pastor Bill explains today, God gave them a way to be saved. This salvation mirrored what Jesus would do to save people many years after this time in the desert. The people only had to look up to the snake on a pole to be saved. Today, people have to look up to Jesus on the cross and believe that it will save them, and it will!
Light Bearers in a Dark World Part 2
August 23, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt and for 40 years in a desert. But the people disobeyed God. They complained and grumbled to Moses and made his life hard. And eventually, Moses had had enough. He disobeyed God and lost his temper against the people. And it was that one act, Pastor John explains today, that caused God to ban Moses from the Promised Land. God expects so much from teachers, pastors, and leaders. If you’re in that role pray daily for patience and help to lead well. It matters to God.
Light Bearers in a Dark World Part 1
August 20, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
It is so common in churches today for the pastor and leadership to hear grumbling and complaining constantly from the body of believers. Satan plants irritations in a person and lights their tongue on fire. They complain to anyone who will listen, and often become jealous and irrational to the leader. But, as Pastor Bill explains today, God appointed that leader and He’s called you to support, love, respect, and assist that person as best you can. You will honor God as you treat those in leadership in this way.